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Obituary for Edward "Edd" Powell

Edward “Edd” Lamar Powell                                                  Buford, Georgia

 

Mr. Edward “Edd” Lamar Powell, age 85 of Buford left this earth and walked into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ on September 8, 2017.

 

A son of the late Claude Burgess and Hepsie Ardella Kelley Powell, he was born May 22, 1932 in Stephens County having lived in Gwinnett County most of his life. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Korean War.  He was a former owner and operator of E & M Drywall Company in Dekalb County.  He was a member of Chattahoochee Baptist Church. He loved the Lord and worked in the church until he became disabled.  Edd was many things to many people, Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband, Friend and Neighbor.  He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.  He was twice married, first to Margaret Gasper Powell who passed away in 1999.  In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Eloise Powell and Floice Powell Bryson and by his brothers, Hubert, Claude, Jr., Wendell and Leon Powell.

 

His life long love and gift was music.  He was a self-taught Guitar “Finger Style Thumb Picker”.  Not only did he play guitar, but Electric Steel, Banjo, Fiddle and Piano.  He played by ear and was adept in his style music.  His guitar picking hero was Chet Atkins.

 

He loved working with his hands in flowers, gardening and woodworking; a talented man always ready to share.  He had a need to be busy helping wherever he could.

 

Survivors include his wife of the home, Jewell Deal Rider Powell; a niece reared in the home, Cindy Gasper; step-children, Diane and Carroll Ivester, Ron and Dale Rider and Alan and Sylvia Rider all of Toccoa; four step-grandchildren; thirteen step-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and was a 5th generation Uncle.

 

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 2 O’clock P.M. in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with The Reverend Clinton Sexton and the Reverend Cory Sexton officiating.  The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Hubie Powell, Wendell Powell, Jr., David Powell, Lamar Coleman, Ron Rider, Jeff Holman and Henry Powell.

 

The family will be at their respective homes and family home on Anderson Road and will receive friends at the Acree-Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday, 2 P.M until 4 P.M and 6 P.M. until 8 P.M.

 

Flowers are optional.  Those desiring may make donations in his memory to the Amercian Cancer Society or Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham Ministry).

 

Interment will follow in the Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Roger Elrod officiating.  Military Honors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and the V.F.W. Post 4346 Honor Guard.

 

Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Edward “Edd” Lamar Powell.


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